• ROE releases guidelines for free/reduced lunches, milk

    by  • August 5, 2013

    Keri J. Garrett, regional superintendent of schools for Clinton, Marion and Washington counties, announced the policy Monday for free and reduced price meals and free milk for those students unable to pay the full price for meals or milk under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program (available only to students...

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    Activist urges preparation before fracking begins

    by  • August 5, 2013

    As Illinois prepares to put its regulations in place for hydraulic fracturing, an opponent of the whole thing says homeowners near potential fracking sites should be prepared. The legislature and governor this year approved a set of regulations for the process, which shoots water, sand, and chemicals into the ground to force out oil...

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    New law requires schools to offer athletes insurance

    by  • August 5, 2013

    A new law says Illinois schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law Sunday at Eisenhower High School in the Chicago suburb of Blue Island. Rasul “Rocky” Clark played football for Eisenhower until he was paralyzed from the neck down when he was tackled during a 2000...

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    Three arrested in Salem on meth charges

    by  • August 5, 2013

    Three people remained in the Marion County Jail Monday morning, after being arrested Sunday morning on multiple methamphetamine charges. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 40-year-old Jason Hodge and 49-year-old Mark Hills, both of Salem, after executing a search warrant on Hodge’s Nation Road home. Hodge was charged with possession of meth with the intent...

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